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64, of Tiffin, died 5:51 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Fremont Memorial Hospital E.R. He was born Jan. 25, 1949 in Dover, Ohio to Andrew L. and Betty L. (Moore) Shanabrook. He married Beth Ann Baird, 40 years ago, Aug. 18, 1973 in Chippewa Lake, Ohio and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Lorena A. Shanabrook of Columbia, S.C. and a sister, Andrea (Larry) Lloyd of Dover. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Twyla) Baird of Tyler, Texas, a sister-in-law, Nancy Baird of Topeka, Kan. plus nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry was a 1967 New Philadelphia High School graduate, and attended Kent State University for four years. He had retired from Whirlpool Corp. in Clyde and prior to that he had worked at Heidelberg University, National Machinery and Traunero Funeral Home. He was a member of Fremont Alliance Church. He had been the basketball manager at New Philadelphia High School, the football manager at Kent State University and statistician for the girls basketball team at Columbian High School. He served for 13 years as an usher at Ohio State University football games, and from 1983- 1984 he lived in Ecuador doing missionary work.
Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at the Fremont Alliance Church 436 N. Brush St. Fremont, Ohio 43420 with Pastor Glenn Merrill officiating with a luncheon following. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, with a luncheon following the committal.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fremont Alliance Church Building Fund, Home Away from Home, Toledo 2213 Cherry St. Toledo, Ohio 43608 or to the Quaker Dome c/o the Quaker Club, P.O. Box 202 New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. To send condolences, for directions to the funeral home or to view the Celebration of Life Video, go to:
Traunero Funeral Home & Crematory
214 S Monroe St
Tiffin, OH 44883
Published in The Times Reporter on Sept. 3, 2013